It appears that we have marched through the months of March and April without any Olympic scandals.
As you will recall, during the month of February, Michael Phelps, who has won the most medals than any Olympian, made the headlines. But it was not what the world was expecting. Apparently a photo surfaced catching him in the very act of smoking marijuana. Even though he apologized, he disappointed his fans, lost an endorsement, and was suspended by USA Swimming.
As if that was not enough in the same month, Olympian Josh Davis reported that some of his medals were missing. Davis who does motivational speaking, takes his medals with him to show to young people. After returning from a trip, he left them in his unlocked vehicle while attending a basketball game. Later he noticed that the medals were missing from his travel bag. Thankfully a couple of days later they were found.
What will be the next shocking news in the media about an Olympian? Will there be any surprises this month? Be assured that this is not the first and will not be the last. Those that receive Olympic medals are not flawless and will make mistakes. The medals of gold, silver, and bronze are a valuable, tangible commodity and can be lost or stolen
But you will never hear about Christian Olympians that have received their gold crowns making mistakes, being an embarrassment, and a disappointment. Because they will not actually receive their Gold Crowns until they go to heaven. Which is a benefit because they will never have to worry about rust corrupting it or thieves breaking in to steal their Gold Crowns. (St.Matt.6-19-21)Do you think that maybe, just maybe, this is why God planned for it to be this way ?